LG demos 20 MP camera module with advanced OIS, can we say G4?

LG demos 20 MP camera module with advanced OIS, can we say G4?
The annual Korean Electronics Show is in full swing, and, while Samsung showed its flexible batteries for wearables, LG Innotek, the research arm, strikes back now with a 20 MP camera module, most likely with a Sony sensor. It is highly likely that we will see this one in the next LG G4, alongside an improved optical image stabilisation system (OIS).

The angular shake correction of the new OIS module has been improved 50%, and it has been mounted on the 20 MP camera sensor, for a complete package that is not official yet, but is apparently ready to enter LG phones next year. We'd wager to bet that this will be precisely the module that will find its way in the next-gen G4 flagship of the company, and might make it the first 20 MP camera module on a smartphone that will be optically-stabilized as well, unless Sony comes up with the OIS-ed Z4 before that.


Interestingly enough, Samsung also showed its first OIS system at the exhibition, the one that is in the Note 4, and claimed that it is the most sophisticated unit currently in a phone, doubling the angular correction, compared to LG's piece. Given the excellent video quality that the Note 4 is capable of churning out, we tend to agree with Samsung on the quality of their OIS module, and hope it will be included in the Galaxy S6, too, or whatever the next flagship is titled.

source: Naver via G4Games

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14 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

The module might find its way into the G Pro 3 first.

2. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yeah right.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'm not sure if you're affirming what I said or being sarcastic.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

So many great news today !! This too is in my waiting list now :)

4. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Bring it on LG, Good luck.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Sony should do something about the 8mp on default zed series while these 13,16mp are looking so great.now looks like next year will be seeing 20mp and OIS+ greatness.

7. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Maybe xperia z4 is coming with 24MP or 30MP camera +CMOS sensor (eye)

6. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

If the G4 is a reality,then LG should improve the screen,make it brighter,and make it less cold looking

8. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

What if this can be use in LG G2 by replacing its old camera module... Why manufacturers launch new modules like this way...

10. Damo579

Posts: 264; Member since: May 18, 2013

The Lumia 1520, 930, Icon have 20 MP cameras with OIS

11. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

The Lumia 930/Icon had a 20mp module that was optically stabilized before this

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Or it could go then way of the Odin SoC

13. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Bugger... do I bear with my laggy S3 a while longer and wait for the G4, or just get the G3 now??? The Nexus 6 is out of the running too... too big, too pricey, made by scammy Motorola who don't honour their warranty.

14. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

"...might make it the first 20 MP camera module on a smartphone that will be optically-stabilized as well" I'm confused... Dont the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 930 already have 20MP cameras with OIS ? Am I missing something ? EDIT - Just noticed someone had already pointed that out

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